Book Club - MLHS enjoys a vibrant book club where students from all grade levels select books to read and discuss. The book club meets in the evenings.
Bridge Club - The Bridge Club is open to students who wish to learn the game as well as accomplished players. Games and tournaments involve students from our school.
Catherine’s Closet - MLHS has a chapter of Catherine’s Closet, a non-profit organization that provides clothing for special events to underprivileged young women. www.catherinescloset.org
Computer Club - Students with an interest in computer programming, web design as well as other aspects of technology are welcome to join the computer club.
Environmental Club - This club comes together several times a month for the purpose of discussing concerns and other issues regarding the environment. Along with a positive influence within the community, the members of the Environmental Club hope to enhance their knowledge of the world, as well as others in the community by participating in different field trips and out of school activities. This list begins with camping, bird watching, hiking, and whale watching. Under the phrase “Think Globally, Act Locally” we would also like to help the environment through the promotion of recycling, community clean-up involvement and gardening. Through the encouragement, participation and dedication of the Environmental Club’s members as well as the cooperation of those in the community, we hope to achieve conservation and endorse the importance of environmental awareness.
Chess Club/Chess Team - Beginner through advance players welcome to the club; meets twice weekly October-March. The chess team is made up of the top ranked players from chess club. It is a winter varsity sport and teammates are expected to attend all practices and matches.
Deaf Academic Bowl - The Deaf Academic Bowl is an academic competition for deaf and hard of hearing students.
Deaf Actors Workshop - Open to students from the Lake Drive program who are interested in learning more about theater arts and staging performances.
Fall Drama Production - The club produces a fall show in November. Additionally, the club acts as host for the Holiday show. During the Spring Arts Festival, the Drama Club presents Theater in the Round and Shakespeare in the Park.
Forensics/Speech and Debate Team - Join this team and prepare to enter competitions throughout the state. Forensic Tournaments offer as many as 17 different events including Dramatic Reading, Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory and Debate.
French, Latin and Spanish Honor Societies - High school students who have achieved and maintained academic excellence for at least two years of French, Latin or Spanish study may be inducted to the French, Latin and/or Spanish Honor Society(ies).
Gay-Straight Alliance - "Gay-Straight Alliance is a youth leadership organization which relies on peer support, leadership development, and training, to support young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining alliances to (1) create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions, (2) educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and (3) fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.” www.gsanetwork.org/about/index.html
Guitar Ensemble - The guitar ensemble welcomes musicians of various ability levels.
Instrumental Music Program - Complete details on all aspects of the program can be found at the program website: www.mtlakes.org/hs/academics/inst_music/Program_Info.html
Junior NAD - A charity organization that helps anyone who reaches out for a helping hand. Although most of our time is dedicated to helping children at Lake Drive School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, The Junior National Association for the Deaf not only helps other deaf people, but everyone who needs us.
Key Club - Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. What makes Key Club so successful is the fact that it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members "build themselves as they build their schools and communities.” www.keyclub.org
Math League - "The Math League is dedicated to bringing challenging mathematics materials to students. The Math League specializes in math contests, books, and computer software designed to stimulate interest and confidence in mathematics for high school students. Contest problems are designed to cover a range of mathematical knowledge for each grade level. Problems on our contests never require any mathematics beyond the grade level tested.” www.mathleague.com
Mock Trial - "The New Jersey State Bar Foundation sponsors the high school Mock Trial competition which has the following goals: (1) To increase comprehension of the historical, ethical and philosophical basis of the American system of justice. (2) To demystify the operation of the law, court procedures and the legal system. (3) To help students increase basic life and leadership skills such as listening, speaking, writing, reading and analyzing. (4) To heighten appreciation for academic studies and promote positive scholastic achievements. (5) To bring law to life for students through active preparation for and participation in the competitions." www.njsbf.org/educators-and-students/programs/hs-vincent-mocktrial.html
Mountaineer - The school newspaper, The Mountaineer, publishes quarterly and a 24 page senior issue, a Holiday issue, and often a Spring Arts issue. The Mountaineer actively accepts advertisements and community news. The mountaineer is available online at http://blogs.mtlakes.org/themountaineer/
Musical - The school musical is open to students in all grades, auditions will be held in late November, rehearsals begin in January and the musical has four performances early.
National Honor Society - “The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high schools and students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.” www.nhs.us/s_nhs/index.asp?TRACKID= Eligible students are inducted in the spring of their Junior or Senior year.
Paterson Connection - Paterson Connection is a partnership between MLHS and JFK High School in Paterson. The club was established to give urban and suburban students a first hand way to explore their differences and similarities. This organization strives to lessen the gap between our two communities and promotes lasting friendships. Club activities include school visits, joint field trips and collaborative service projects.
Peer Leaders/Group - Upperclassman can apply to be Peer Leaders. Those who are selected receive special training and then serve and assist freshman in the acclimation to high school.
Phoenix - The Phoenix is the MLHS literary magazine; written, designed, edited and produced by MLHS students grades 9 through 12. The Phoenix features original artwork as well as quality fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and short stories of our students. (The cover design is the result of a school wide contest.)
Photography Club - The Photography Club is open to all students and is designed to bring an enriching experience to all who participate. The Photography Club has something for everyone; whether it is lighting & composition, portraits to architecture or art to scientific photography. Members will become learned & experienced in the use of film & digital photography.
Stagecraft - Stagecraft is an extension of the Drama Club and Musical. Students have an opportunity to work on lighting, set design, and building sets for the musical, fall drama production, and theater in the round.
Student Government Association - Representatives from all four grades, elected in the spring of the previous year, work together to bring students together through activities and assemblies. SGA sponsors the Activities Assembly in September, Homecoming in the fall, and Spirit Week in the spring. There are seven representatives for the senior class, six reps for the junior class, five for sophomore class, and four for freshmen class.
Yearbook - The Yearbook staff consists of students in all grade levels who design and lay out the Mountain Lakes High School Yearbook, “Lakes.” An Editor -in -Chief is in charge of organizing the entire staff and overseeing the yearbook production. He/She is assisted by an Assistant Editor who assumes the chief position the following year. Each section of the yearbook has a working editor and staff.
Wildwood Mentors and Wildwood Buddies - This is a program for interaction between MLHS students and Wildwood children. Under the supervision of the LINC coordinator, students from MLHS travel to Wildwood to work with students on academic extension activities and also organize social events for the young children to enjoy with their high school buddies.